Breed Standart CHINESE CRESTED DOG
288 /11. 05. 1998 / GB
CHINESE CRESTED DOG
PATRONAGE : Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 24.06.1987.
UTILIZATION : Toy Dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : A small, active and graceful dog; medium-to fine-boned, smooth hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered with a soft veil of hair. Two distinct types of this breed : Deer type, racy and fine-boned, and Cobby type, heavier in body and bone.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT : Happy, never vicious.
HEAD : Smooth, without excess wrinkles. Distance from base of skull to stop equal to distance from stop to tip of nose. Head presenting graceful appearance with alert expression.
CRANIAL REGION :
FACIAL REGION :
NECK : Lean, free from throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into strong shoulders. When moving, carried high and slightly arched.
BODY : Medium to long, supple.
TAIL : Set high, carried up or out when in motion. Long and tapering, fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side, falling naturally when at rest. Plume long and flowing, confined to lower two-thirds of tail. Sparse plume acceptable.
FOREQUARTERS : Legs long and slender, set well under body.
HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs set wide apart. Angulation of the rear limb must
be such as to produce a level back.
FEET : Extreme hare-foot, narrow and very long, with unique elongation of small bones between joints, especially in forefeet, which almost appear to possess an extra joint. Nails any colour, moderately long. Socks ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top of pastern. Feet and toes turning neither in nor out.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Long, flowing and elegant with good reach and plenty of drive.
HAIR : No large patches of hair anywhere on body. Skin fine-grained, smooth, warm to the touch. In Powder Puffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.
COLOUR : Any colour or combination of colours.
SIZE / WEIGHT :
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.